Mathematician - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Mathematician"How much does a Mathematician in the federal government get paid? $137,429.97* *Based on the 2018 average.
Mathematician was the 346th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 174 employed. The most common payscale was the scientific and engineering professional payscale.
In 2018, the National Institute of Standards and Technology hired the most employees titled Mathematics, with an average salary of $135,386.
Government Mathematics jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Mathematics job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Mathematician
Mathematician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Mathematician is $137,429.97. The highest paid Mathematician made $258,616 in 2018.
Common Mathematician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Mathematics Employees|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||45|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||31|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||29|
|GS - General Schedule||28|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||18|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||6|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||4|
|RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only.||4|
|OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury||3|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||2|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109||1|
|RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service||1|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||1|
|NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||1500 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Mathematics jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|History||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Food Technology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Soil Science||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Paralegal Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Telephone Operating||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Mathematics Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Mathematician was $101,721. Since then, the average pay has increased to $137,430 in 2018.
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